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Area businesses are still hiring

By-products of the recent economic downturn - job losses, floundering businesses and dwindling retirement accounts - no doubt have members of the United States work force fearing for their financial futures. However, there are still a few employment opportunities out there - if you know where to look for them. Coincidentally, Hinesville and the surrounding Liberty County area just may be good starting points.

February 09, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Obama said to be wavering on withdrawal plan

WASHINGTON - The White House is considering at least two troop withdrawal options as it weighs a new Iraq strategy - one that would preserve President Barack Obama's campaign pledge to get all combat brigades out within 16 months and a second that would stretch it to 23 months, two officials said Friday.

A third, in-between option of 19 months is also being weighed, according to the officials, neither of whom would discuss the sensitive topic without being granted anonymity. One of the officials said the main focus appears to be on the 16-month and 23-month options; 23 months would run ...

February 07, 2009 | By Robert Burns Associated Press writer | Military


AWOL war resistor says he'll turn himself in here

BLAINE, Wash. - Iraq War resistor Cliff Cornell, who fled to Canada, is returning to Fort Stewart, Ga., to face a charge of being absent without leave.

His lawyer, James Branum in Lawton, Okla., said Friday that Cornell would turn himself in Tuesday at the Army base near Savannah.

February 07, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Senate OKs 2 property tax measures

ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate handed homeowners a mixed bag with two property tax bills that cleared the chamber Friday.

One would double the statewide homestead exemption. The second would fund a state property tax break worth about $200 to $300 per household this year but could scrap the state-funded grants in future fiscal years.

February 07, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Imperial Sugar to put up memorial to victims

PORT WENTWORTH - Imperial Sugar is dedicating a memorial park at its refinery near Savannah in honor of 14 workers killed in a devastating explosion one year ago.

Employees and family members of those killed in the explosion and fire are gathering at the site Saturday to mark the anniversary of the deadly blast that tore through the plant on Feb. 7, 2008.

February 07, 2009 | Associated Press | News


New coffee shop opens in Flemington

The New Brew Coffee Shop recently opened in Flemington and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a

February 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


New neighborhood in northeast Liberty County

Supporting growth in Liberty County, Claude Dryden, Chamber of Commerce members, county officials, LCPC members, engineers, attorneys and friends

February 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Chamber provides state, national perspective

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting dinner and Eggs & Issues Breakfast on Jan. 12 and 13 gave attendees the opportunity to hear from national political experts and state leaders.

February 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sound off for Feb. 6

Here are some of the issues area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity, nor do we know what motivated the callers:

February 07, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do


At the movies for Feb. 6-8

This weekend, Liberty Cinemas will offer "Gran Torino" (R at 4:30, 7:20, 10) "The Unborn" (PG-13 at 5:30 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10 p.m.) "Taken" (PG-13 at 4:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:50 p.m.); "Inkheart" (PG-13 at 4:05 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:40 p.m.); "Notorious" (PG-13 at 4:05 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:55 p.m.); "New in Town" (PG at 4 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:20 p.m.); "The Uninvited" (PG-13 at 4:30 p.m., 7:15 ...

February 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Things to Do


Students experience inaugration

Jan. 20 will forever be etched in history. So Joseph Martin Elementary School Principal Sue Tolley and staff wanted to make sure their students would have memories of the day when America swore in its first African-American president.

February 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Winterfest benefits Pre-K

The Liberty County Pre-K Center attracted more than 250 people for its recent Winterfest celebration, despite the cold temperatures.

February 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Cancer society honors local schools

Victoria Ten Broeck, community manager of the American Cancer Society, recently presented signs to local educators acknowledging local schools' work for cancer awareness. Principals from participating schools received the signs acknowledging contributions to the 2008 Relay for Life campaign. The 2009 Relay for Life will be May 8-9.

February 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


State has free SAT study site

Parents, would you like your child to score 50 points higher on the SAT without spending an extra dime?

February 07, 2009 | By Kathy Cox State Superintendent of Schools | Advice/Columnists


Schools schedule events

Liberty County High School after-school graduation test tutoring –– Through March 19, 3:15-4:15 pm.; science on Tuesday and Thursday, English on Monday and Wednesday, math on Monday and Wednesday, social studies on Monday and Tuesday, and writing on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you have questions, call the school at 876-4316.

February 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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Eagles preparing to be underdogs in 2014

With nine days remaining until Georgia Southern kicks off its first season in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the team feels ready - as ready as it can be.

August 22, 2014 | Matt Yogus Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

Golf benefit planned

August 22, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Birth: Michael De'Jon Owens

Michael De'Jon Owens was born at 8:01 a.m. July 31 to Tyesha Owens of Hinesville.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Birth: Chassidy Nikole Lanier

Chassidy Nikole Lanier was born at 11:20 p.m. Aug. 6 to Chequieta S. Sloan of Hinesville and Jonathan Chase Lanier of Hinesville.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


State must get transportation in order

The regional transportation sales-tax referendum failed two years ago across most of Georgia. So it's encouraging to see movement again, in the form of a joint study committee on transportation funding that met Aug. 5 for the first of seven meetings around the state before the legislative session.

August 21, 2014 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Long County urged to not sell water

Local resident L.G. Mitcham recently approached the Long County Commission about reports that the county might sell water to an adjoining community.

August 21, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Night club shooting damages cars

Hinesville Police Department responded to reports of multiple shots fired outside Revolutions Nightclub on E.G. Miles Parkway around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. HPD Chief George Stagmeier confirmed the shootings are still under investigation. He said two men and possible a third male fled the scene. They are being sought in connection with the shootings, which left six vehicles damaged in the nightclub parking lot. No one was reported hurt, he said.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Heat advisory issued for today

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for our area from noon to 7 p.m.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


19-year-old victim works at Suites

A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Most recent Long Co. audit is a joke

Editor, I would like to respond to the Long County audit for the year ending June 30, 2013, which is - needless to say - a joke.

August 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Shooting suspects in custody

A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in downtown Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Birth: Euriah Alexander Pace

Euriah Alexaneder Pace was born Aug. 4 to Ericka Pace and Cedrick Powell of Hinesville.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Man shot in Richmond Hill parking lot

A man was shot around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Suites at Station Exchange parking lot in Richmond Hill.

August 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Not even the liberals want him

Rap! Rap! Rap: "The special called meeting of the Loyal Order of Liberals will come to order. Let's begin the meeting as we always do - with the Liberal Pledge of Allegiance:

August 20, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Donkey reportedly on the loose in Long Co.

A rogue donkey generated buzz this afternoon in Long County when sheriff's office deputies showed up on Lanier Road and attempted to round up the four-legged critter around 1 p.m. They had no luck, though, and the donkey eventually ran off into the woods.

August 20, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


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